Ukraine’s nuclear energy agency has suspended operations at the nation’s largest nuclear plant due to safety concerns.
The sixth and final reactor at Ukriane’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has been put into a state of cool shutdown.
The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is already under occupation by Russian forces, and as flooding caused by the Kakhovka dam’s destruction continues to force residents to flee the area, continued operations proved impossible.
The Ukrainian government has assured the public that the flooding caused by the Kakhovka dam’s destruction does not compromise the safety of the nuclear plant’s core.
Air strikes and artillery shelling has been reported in the southern regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.
Water flows over the collapsed Kakhovka dam in Nova Kakhovka, in Russian-occupied Ukraine, on Wednesday, June 7. (AP)
Ukraine claimed Friday that an intercepted phone call between two men talking in Russian proves that a Russian “sabotage group” is behind this week’s destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and dam, which has caused extensive flooding.
The authenticity of the recording could not be independently verified.